1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I know, I know, how can a future children's librarian not have read this? I'll tell you. I've tried to get through it twice, but it never really happened. I now own it and plan on forcing my way through, because it just feels like something I need to do.
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell: It's so short I feel bad not having read it. But it just never came up in school and I always had other things on my list.
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson: I've pretty much been assaulted with this book from every side, what with working in the book industry and all. OH MY GOSH YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BLAH BLAH BLAH. I'm amazed I've held out this long, but it'll happen soon, I wager.
4. Persuasion by Jane Austen: I can't believe I haven't read the shortest book Austen wrote, and one of her better ones to boot. I hope next month I'll get around to it.
5. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White: Again, poor excuse for a children's librarian. It will happen someday.
6. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: I feel like everyone has read this but me. I don't really have any desire to read it, but maybe I should.
7. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding: This is the one everyone thinks everyone has read and then they throw out spoilers. I CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALA. I don't want to know who dies and how, people.
8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson: I have heard that I must read this from a lot of people. I have it. I have yet to read it. Someday.
9. Shel Silverstein's poetry books: I'm going to make a bad children's librarian if I don't read at least SOME of these classics.
10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster: Another one I feel like every person has read and made a big impact on their childhood. I own it, but I haven't felt the desire to pick it up.
That's it! Most are children's books, and I know I need to get on that. The to-read list just keeps on growing! What are your top ten?